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Plan Ahead And Prepare: Camping In The Rain

Virginia Beach, VA: It’s Thursday night and your mind is racing. All you can think about is how you just have to get through Friday at the office and you’re free! Free to get out and explore! Where will you go? What will you do? What will you need for your next big adventure? There are so many things to take into consideration when planning ahead and preparing. You decide you are going to high tail it to your favorite scenic wilderness destination along the lake. First things first, check the weather. Oh no! The forecast calls for rain, and a 20% chance of thunderstorms. You think to yourself...

How Long Does it Last?

Play our trash timeline activity to learn how long different pieces of trash last for if they are left as litter on the trail. Trash time line Thanks for reading and remember to be like the Center’s mascot Bigfoot and Leave No Trace. Pat and TJ - Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer West Central Team Leave No Trace’s Patrick and Theresa Beezley are part of the 2015 Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program that provides free, mobile education to communities across the country. Proud partners of this program include Subaru of America, Deuter, Hi-Cone, REI, Smartwool, The North...

Let's Keep The Linville Gorge Gorge-ous

Marion, NC: Steep rock walls, towering peaks, and cascading waterfalls create the wilderness area of the iconic, Linville Gorge. Any outdoor enthusiast would feel at home in the gorge with miles of trails connecting the river with the peaks above. With an increasing amount of visitors each year, the gorge is under threat of being loved to death. The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers made their way to the Linville Gorge for a week long Hot Spot to help aid in the protection of this heavily used wilderness area. The major impacts that we witnessed during our adventures in the gorge are...

Wildfires Wreak Havoc Across The West

Bend,OR: Minimizing campfire impacts is as important as ever in the American West. “For the last 10 years, an average of about 3,500 human-caused wildfires have burned an average of approximately 400,000 acres of National Forest System land annually, with most caused by campfires.” - U.S. Forest Service Website Yesterday we, The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Team West, drove from Glide, OR to Bend, OR. Our 3 hour road journey routed us along the edge of a major wildfire burning near Crater Lake National Park. Our destination, Bend, OR is also...

Leave No Trace Considerations for Anglers

Pumphouse Campground and Launch Site, CO: This past week we spent time fishing and paddling along the Colorado River near Gore Canyon. Fly-fishing along a beautiful river with mountains and canyons all around is every angler’s favorite day in the outdoors. There are over 60 million anglers in United States, making it one of the most popular and oldest sports. With such a large amount of people getting out to use the nation’s waterways, utilizing Leave No Trace skills and ideas can alleviate the impacts that anglers can have. Some examples of impacts commonly found at fishing areas are; bait...

Rock Climbing and Group Use

Maple Canyon, UT: Climbing is a popular sport in the US with over 9 million people participating in it each year, according to Climbing Magazine. With millions of people getting out to climb on public and private land, rock climbers can significantly degrade the areas that they love. Impacts at climbing areas range from braided trails around crags, litter, improper disposal of human and pet waste, disturbed raptor nests, and poor crag etiquette. Climbing in large groups can be more fun and safer, but also leads to a greater impact and more care should be taken to minimize impacts at the crags...

How to Leave No Trace on a 14er: What we learned from our Mount Bierstadt Hot Spot

Georgetown, CO: Learn how to minimize your impact when you are out climbing a 14,000 foot peak from our latest video. Thanks for watching and remember to be like the Center’s mascot Bigfoot and Leave No Trace. Pat and TJ - Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer West Central Team Leave No Trace’s Patrick and Theresa Beezley are part of the 2015 Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainer Program that provides free, mobile education to communities across the country. Proud partners of this program include Subaru of America, Deuter, Hi-Cone, REI, Smartwool, The North Face, and Yakima.

First Step Childcare Center & Pre-School - Deadwood, SD

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be facilitating an awareness workshop for the First Step Child Care Center. Games and activities will be used to teach the students about Leave No Trace in a fun, interactive, and meaningful session. 

Custer State Park - Custer, SD

The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers will be spreading the word about Leave No Trace at Custer State Park. They will be set up at the Sylvan Lake trailhead which leads to Harney Peak. Stop by to receive free educational handouts and learn about Leave No trace before hiking. 

Top 5 Ways to Minimize your Impact on an Overnight Paddling Trip

Cataract Canyon, UT: Overnight paddling on a river is one of the most relaxing and at the same time exciting trips one can take. Riding over rapids or through swift water is always an exhilarating challenge, yet the letting the current float you down stream to your next campsite can be so peaceful. River corridors definitely focus impacts on certain areas, which can be both tricky to minimize some of our impacts and at the same time convenient for preventing other impacts. Here are the top 5 ways to minimize you impacts on river corridors. 1. Do your homework: Know the rules and regulations...

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